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How To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Help May Be Closer Than You Think

The Most Effective Way To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Most people know that exercise can improve physical health in many ways, from maintaining a healthy body weight and lean muscle mass to preventing obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure. But did you know that exercise is also one of the safest and most effective ways to combat stress, anxiety and depression? It’s not surprising that diagnoses of… Read More »How To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Help May Be Closer Than You Think

Why You Need To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Stronger Core, Flatter Stomach, Better Sex

The Muscles You Didn’t Know You Had – Until They No Longer Work You might not think about your pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) when you’re working out, but perhaps you should. For both men and women, a strong pelvic floor reduces the risk of incontinence, improves core strength and stability, and can even increase sexual satisfaction. Located at the base of your core cylinder, your PFMs act like a hammock or… Read More »Why You Need To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Stronger Core, Flatter Stomach, Better Sex

5 Reasons NOT To Do A Juice Cleanse

Ah, the juice cleanse. Many people swear by them, believing they can rid their body of “toxins,” give their organs a rest and kick-start a weight-loss program. But scientists, nutritionists and doctors are generally much more sceptical of the benefits of juice fasting. Some even consider them dangerous. So before trying one yourself, consider these 5 reasons not to do a juice cleanse.   1. A juice cleanse will slow down your metabolism Most juice… Read More »5 Reasons NOT To Do A Juice Cleanse

Taking Our Pulses: Lose Weight And Save Money By Adding This One Food To Your Diet

Eating healthy on a budget can seem like a challenge. But one of nature’s most nutritious foods is also one of the supermarket’s least expensive: dried legumes. Legumes, or pulses — the family of grain seeds that includes lentils, beans, peas and peanuts — are so healthful they’ve been nicknamed The Perfect Food. High in fibre and packed with vitamins and minerals, pulses are also a great plant-based source of protein at… Read More »Taking Our Pulses: Lose Weight And Save Money By Adding This One Food To Your Diet

Free “How-To” Exercise Videos Exercise Fundamentals Made Easy. And Free!

Free “How-To” Exercise Videos Are you a fitness newbie and a bit uncertain about how to do exercises correctly? Or maybe you’re a regular gym junkie who’s ready for precision instruction on your form. Whatever your skill level, you’ve come to the right place! On my new Free “How-To” Exercise Videos page you’ll find short videos on fundamental exercises you’ll need in group fitness sessions or solo gym workouts. The videos… Read More »Free “How-To” Exercise Videos Exercise Fundamentals Made Easy. And Free!

Strong Core Yoga Audio Class – Now (Finally) Available! Download To Your Computer, Mobile Phone or Tablet

60 Minutes of Strong Core Yoga Goodness! Hi everyone! I’m happy to announce this class is now back in the store after being absent for a few weeks (sorry for the technical glitch!). This is a full hour of core-strengthening yoga that begins with a gentle flow warm-up, peaks with balance and core challenges, and winds down with calming stretches and a delicious Savasana. Some previous yoga experience is recommended. Click here… Read More »Strong Core Yoga Audio Class – Now (Finally) Available! Download To Your Computer, Mobile Phone or Tablet

7 Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer

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Hiring a personal trainer is an important step towards getting and staying fit and healthy, no matter what your age or income level. Personal trainers aren’t just for accomplished athletes with a lot of experience. In fact even if you’re a complete fitness newbie, a personal trainer can help you achieve the success you’re seeking. So check out these 7 reasons to hire a personal trainer. 1. To Help You Learn How to Do… Read More »7 Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer

Core Challenge Power Planks — My First Video! It's A Doozie!

Great news! My first downloadable video class is now in the store! This 30-minute Core Challenge Power Planks video will have your body sweating and your muscles shaking — but wow, what a workout! Planks are great for your core and can help improve your posture and tighten your waistline. And you can do this amazing exercise with no equipment, no weights — nothing but your own muscle power. Check out the video… Read More »Core Challenge Power Planks — My First Video! It’s A Doozie!

Back To Basics: 3 Videos To Help You Master Your Pilates Practice

Hi guys — I’ve put together these 3 videos to help you master your Pilates practice. Because no matter how long you’ve been practicing Pilates, it’s important to go back to basics now and again. If you’re new to Pilates, you’ll benefit from mastering these few fundamentals before attempting more challenging exercises. If you’re a seasoned pro, revisiting these Core principles will ensure you’re using good technique.  Establishing Neutral Spine  To… Read More »Back To Basics: 3 Videos To Help You Master Your Pilates Practice

Healthy Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk Delicious Creamy Cinnamon-Vanilla. Forget Store-Bought; Make Your Own!

It’s easy to fall in love with almond milk. In addition to its great taste, almond milk is low in fat, high in protein and vitamin E, and naturally cholesterol, lactose and gluten free. But store-bought varieties are often artificially flavoured or high in sugar – not to mention expensive! So when my friend and client Rachel brought me her favourite healthy vegan cookbook I was delighted to find a recipe for… Read More »Healthy Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk Delicious Creamy Cinnamon-Vanilla. Forget Store-Bought; Make Your Own!